17.6.13

God's Beautiful Nature

Wow... do you know,  I walk down our little road almost every day *except for when we're on tour..* and yet every time I do it's as if it's all brand new.
This evening it was as if I had never even seen these hills and trees before! The richness of the beauty of the Lord is just... incredible. This field to my right is un-cut grass up to my knees, a sea of soft greens and purple-hues, finally calm as if the evening's magic hour sun had quieted it with it's rays. I know that very soon this field will be mowed and then a whole new beauty will come forth, going from an unkempt, natural beauty to the kind of beauty that God has wonderfully ordained which arises when men work hand-in-hand with Him to subdue and cultivate the land. Every day is sweeter than the day before.
Here on the road I pause, because suddenly the Psalm is so clear: "The heavens are telling of the glory of God, and their expanse is declaring the work of His hands. Day to day pours forth speech, and night to night reveals knowledge. There is no speech, nor are there words; their voice is not heard." ~Psalm 19
And it's true! The fields and the trees and the sun setting do not speak with words, and yet everything that I am looking at is practically shouting the glory of God! They speaking louder and more clearly of God's character than just about anything!
Such sweetness, such tenderness that the Lord has put into creation. If we were to look into Jesus' eyes we would see such depth of wisdom and understanding... He was there. He was there when all of this was made- because He thought of it.
When I walked back up the hill, I thought that I simply couldn't know a nicer evening- and then I thought of the times that we're going to have in the future, with evening just like this... only with Jesus walking beside us. :)  That... will be sweeter.

You know, it's crazy... because I just wasn't expecting to have a chance to walk tonight. It's been a crazy busy day and the last few weeks we've been going through some difficult trials, yet God just allows such sweet moments when I least expect it, and I hope that even if you didn't get to go out today to enjoy the sunshine, maybe somehow this post can bring a little of that sweetness to you. :)

And, you don't need to be where I am to see the beauty of the Lord. If you are in a city, surrounded by crime and misery and houses that are to close together.. look up. Look at the sky and see that it is a window into Heaven.

Love in Christ, Miriam


5 comments:

Peter & Elisabeth said...

Miriam,

Thank you for your thoughts...

They remind us of,"Lord, you have been our dwelling place throughout all generations. Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God." Psalm 90:1,2

Amen.

Peter and Elisabeth from Open Door Bible Church, W. Ossipee, NH

Moriah Peters said...

Hello! I went to your performance in Auburn N.Y. last night and wanted to say, keep it up!!! I've done Irish step for many years and haven't seen such wonderful dancing in several years. :) I'd love to pray for you and keep in touch if you are interested. :) I blog at Home On the Erie Canal.
(homeontheeriecanal.blogspot.com)
Thank you for spreading your talent! I use my Irish step (ballet, and character) dancing to spread cheer at Nursing homes. We are kind of in the same "business". I hope to hear from you soon.

Prayers and thoughts as you travel to your next show.

With God's love
Moriah

Claudette said...



I too love seeing God in Nature. I haven't done it in about 1yr (due to a ripped muscle in my side) but I used to love going out on trail walks with my dog Moses
and seeing and hearing His creation. They were places I'd talk to God and pour my heart out to Him. I loved the way there was NO sin in these places. The trees, skies, animals, plants, have no sin. I beleive that is why Jesus went to places like that to pray.
Claudette FL

Justus martin said...

Miriam , I can't find your email address.This is Melody from Moira,Ny. Melody

Miriam Petrofsky said...

Hi Melody!
You can find it by going to my profile and then right below my picture there's a little "e-mail" sign that you can click on and then write to me! :) I'm also on google+ if you want to find me :) God bless you Melody and look forward to talking with you!
Your sister in Christ, Miriam